My family would like to be able to eat at your restaurant, but first we need your assistance. Some of our family members require the Feingold Program, a diet that has improved their health. The Program eliminates several groups of food additives and foods containing naturally occurring salicylates:
Synthetic food dyes (such as FD&C Yellow No. 5, Red 40, etc.)
Artificial flavorings (including vanillin)
Synthetic sweeteners (aspartame, saccharin, cyclamates)
Three preservatives: BHA, BHT, TBHQ, whether in the food or a component of the food, such as cooking oil, seasoning blends, or pan sprays.
Cider and cider vinegar
Cucumbers and pickles
Grapes and raisins
Peppers (bell and chili)
Plums and prunes
Wine and wine vinegar
Oil of wintergreen (Methyl salicylate)
I understand that it can be difficult to provide precise information as you may purchase ingredients from many different suppliers. I also realize that it is not possible to guarantee that a customer will not inadvertently consume a trace amount of an item. I do not expect this degree of precision. However, I believe that, with some guidance, my family can enjoy eating at your restaurant.
Could you assist me by identifying any food choices available at your restaurant that would conform to this program?
If you are interested in more information on the Feingold Program, please see www.feingold.org.